Windows 10: It's time for Microsoft to give up on Windows Phone and switch to....
Excellent move so far ...:
Now concentrate on windows desk top ... and fix the Edge ..
Hate to be the bearer of bad news but windows mobile isn't going anywhere. MS is taking a break to retrench because they can. They are gearing up for enterprises, they know they can't win consumers, but once the new phones come out (rumored spring 2017) and when you go to work and are forced to use it, and end up liking it, you may just want one personally. In the meantime, they have been very slowly, but surely working on the app gap...it's only a matter of time before all apps (possibly even win mobile native) meet or exceed android/ios.
I'm a Happy Lumia 640XL upgraded to Windows 10 owner! I plan upgrading to a newer phone in the near future.
I'm happy with my Lumia 650. To me it's far more user friendly than an Android.
Having said that your post was a good one Night Hawk and gave me something to think about.
I've said this a number of times. The problem is not the Windows Phone. The problem is that Microsoft keeps dropping the ball in terms of supporting them.
They need more models than just Microsoft (Lumia) phones. Not 3 or 4 year old phones like previous ones...
Until Microsoft gets serious about WIndows Phone, they will keep being in last place. But, it's not too late. In fact, I don't think there is such a thing as "too late". Phones are, by their nature, consumable items. They wear out, break, etc.. So people need to buy new ones every couple of years. Unlike PC's that can stay relevant for 5 or more years. This is just the portable nature of phones, and the abuse we heap on them.
So, Microsoft, if and when they decide to get serious can take a significant market share. But, they need more than a few modern phones. And they need to be in the 1 year product cycle (new model every year).
A phone is to make phione calls. And for that the MS phone can be used. I don't want a mobile PC or atablet in disguise. Just stay with the phone functions and I am happy.
Last edited by whs; 14 Apr 2016 at 10:31.
Well people expect more then phone calls these days! For the younger crowd texting on the social networks is bigger then you realize! And in order to be via in the market MS apparently fell asleep at the wheel since retail outlets are always looking for new "eye candy" items to sell. The look mentioned earlier about how just one retail chain revamped their entire line up of hand helds is an example of that.
As for MS not keeping up with their own phones they got too busy promoting Surface, Surface Pro as well as recovering from the 8 quickly to 8.1 flop! They had tried to push something entirely new too quickly before the OS transition was even ready! Now with the push for getting everyone running 10 is to feel out the actual market by gathering all the intel on what people are looking for before laying in the concrete foundation.
As for the hardware division there that has always been a secondary item seeing a fast turnover of other options including keyboards, mice, web cams, gaming controllers as XBox was expanding as well as Tablet PC and other things. The Windows Phone as well as the other tablets, PCs, and other things are manufactured for MS by the typical OEM producers like Dell, HP, NuVision, Asus, Toshiba, VAIO(Sony Corp.), etc. including having their own brand labeling. As for the number of model phones a real look reveals up close to 100 models as well as accessories to be found at the MS store site itself starting off with Verizon and AT&T models at the top and then moving on to the unlocked items. Microsoft Store - Search Results
Got a Windows 640XL and LOVE the battery on it, the functions, familiarity, everything. I am the odd one out in groups though, as they usually have an iPhone, or slightly less often an Android. And the reason they have these devices? They don't care to try something else, so they stick with the long line of upgrades for their phone that they know. I personally have tried some of the other phones. I just don't understand people sometimes lol
The "Rave" for each new model IPhone is unbelievable at times while I could never see the bother! I think you found that out when discovering that the Windows 640XL was going to be the winning solution for your own needs and forget the rest of all the hop skip and jump crowd's glory. Good for you!
Phone: A device to CALL someone and receive CALLs on. Smartphone - some high powered piece of intolerable fragile technology owned by "technolustians" and "techhornies" convincing others they must spend upwards of 1000 dollars to exactly do what everyone else does: getting neck cramps, sloughing, walking into each other, or just oddly enough walk into traffic and get run over by a distracted driver who also was texting.... ironic world isn't it?
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